Notan: The Dark-light Principle of Design

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Courier Corporation, 1968 - Art - 79 pages
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A guiding principle of Eastern art and design, focusing on the interaction between positive and negative space, demonstrated in six art lessons of progressive difficulty. Solutions will fascinate artists and designers of every calling and level of expertise, from painters and sculptors, potters and textile designers to architects and interior designers. 101 illustrations.
 

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NOTAN IN EVERYDAY LIFE
8
SYMMETRICAL AND ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE
17
NEGATIVE SHAPES WITH POSITIVE REVERSALS
33
CONTROL OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SPACE
35
VALUE AND THE CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF TENSION
46
THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
53
A COMPARTMENTED DESIGN
57
NOTAN AND THE INNOCENT EYE
75
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
78
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